Does the nonprofit sector have a mind of its own; or a backbone? Consider the 9/22/11 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. This issue was consumed with exposing—and it did feel like a tabloid expose–the data on high salaries for nonprofit leaders.
In so doing, it helped do the homework for those attorneys general around the country who want to “do something about exorbitant salaries” for nonprofit executive directors. In so doing, it pandered to the concerns of these attorneys general, the media and the donors Read more
We live in a world where double standards are the accepted norm. As a society, we are slowly working on redressing certain double standards, as in race and gender. It’s time to call attention to an enduring double standard for for-profits and nonprofits.
We hear again and again that nonprofits are businesses and they should be run as such. I couldn’t agree more, but with a few caveats, such as tempering our bottom line with our mission and having to raise some of our income Read more